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Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
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+1 719-685-1011
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for...

Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room.

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Fascinating glimpse into the Past

Beautiful snapshot of history. A scavenger sheet helped us to look a bit further and see some details that we might have missed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
Eileen B
greenwood village, United States
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greenwood village, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Beautiful snapshot of history. A scavenger sheet helped us to look a bit further and see some details that we might have missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a very cool attraction, my son (9 yo) really enjoyed the tour. The tour is self guided so you can take your time on the things that interested you most.

Thank Wendy C
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a self-guided tour, so you can take your time and see what you want. The Fire Fighter museum room was very interesting. Not a lot to see, but still something to do. Entrance fee supports the upkeep of this historical site, so I recommend anyone enjoying history to include this in their trip to Manitou Springs.

Thank Doris F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! The history that this place has is amazing! The staff here are friendly and knowledgeable! The tea rooms food is amazing!

Thank Megan W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had such a wonderful time enjoying High Tea. The service was amazing. We started with Chocolate Cherry tea and the best craisen-butterscotch scone. Beautiful fruit medley-even a little kiwi heart. Creative little crostini sandwiches followed by a pot of Vanilla Roibus tea and desserts. From start to finish High Tea lasted a little over an hour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I visited the castle while in the area, and were impressed by the amount of history this museum had to offer. It was a self-guided tour and the plaques were easy to read, informative but most importantly contained interesting information about the artifacts and rooms on display. The staff was friendly and we had a great time... More 

Thank Allison K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had high tea at the Miramont and it was wonderful. Nice setting, the largest scone I've ever seen, fruit, sandwiches, pastries and as many pots of different tea that I could drink. We were there for 3 hours. Wonderful! ...but not inexpensive. We took the self tour of the museum and enjoyed it. I would give that a 4... More 

Thank dnottelmann
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There's a terrific firefighter exhibit at the beginning of the self-guided tour -- read the plaques! We learned all kinds of things. The building is really interesting. I would recommend this.

Thank CleanfreakChicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This was a very unique, self-guided tour of Miramont. We enjoyed the detailed descriptions for each room and item. It truly was a "history lesson" for the area as well as the Castle itself. The Gift Shop was wonderful and the kind woman working there pointed out the tuberculosis hut across the parking lot. If you want to partake in... More 

Thank Meredith B
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We spontaneously stopped by the castle and were able to get seated for lunch in the tea room. We had a delicious lunch and tea. My only concern was when the bill arrived and there was a $10 service charge for the gluten free bread. I am happy that they cater to those of us who are gluten free, however,... More 

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Jennifer W, Guest Relations Manager at Miramont Castle Museum, responded to this review

Good morning, I am glad that you were able to get in the Tearoom for lunch and enjoyed it. I'm not certain on the upcharge for your gluten free meal. May I ask what day you were here? If it would be easier, I can call you or you can send me an e-mail with your information. The Tearoom is... More 

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